Arts Project

Arts Project

This video shows interviews with participants in the Arts Project, a program that offers non-credit, beginner through advanced art courses for community members at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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The Arts Project at Penn State Lehigh Valley allows interested community members to take non-credit arts classes in various areas and at various levels.

Summer 2017 Workshop Details

Schedule

Each course meets for a 6-week session. Dates are noted below course titles. 

Cost 

Tuition is $185 per class.

Please note: There is a 10% discount for senior citizens and Penn State Lehigh Valley employees. Call 610-285-5261 for the associated discount code.

Summer 2017 Courses Available

Introduction to 3D Printing

This course will address the basic principles of working with a 3D printer, will feature a discussion on the history and future of 3D printing, and will encourage hands-on learning with the use of a 3D printer and through the creation of unique 3D designs.

Mondays from May 15 to June 19
12:00–2:00 p.m. | Room 301
Instructor: Kate Morgan

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Ceramics for Beginners

Designed just for beginners, this class will explore various hand building techniques, throwing on the potter’s wheel and experimenting with glazes. The Raku firing process will be introduced (see video below). Students will be required to purchase their own pottery tools.

Wednesdays from May 17 to June 21
10:00 a.m. - noon | Room 301  
Instructor: Corianne Thompson

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Wednesdays from June 28 to August 9 (no class July 5)
10:00 a.m. - noon | Room 301  
Instructor: Corianne Thompson

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Drawing and Painting Design Fundamentals

A look into a drawing course that is part of the Arts Project program at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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This class, for the beginner and experienced artist will cover basic elements and principles of design through various drawing and painting experiences. First time students will be taught a series of drawing exercises that will lead the student to independent work. Returning students will explore more advanced drawing and painting experiences guided by the instructor. Traditional drawing, painting and print media will be explored.

Thursdays from May 18 to June 22
10:00 a.m. - noon | Room 303 
Instructor: Ron De Long 

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Basic Jewelry and Metalwork

A look into a jewelry making course through Penn State Lehigh Valley's Arts Project program.

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Explore the technical challenges and creative discovery of designing and creating your own jewelry.  In this class, designed just for beginners, students will learn to fabricate (saw, sand, solder), cast texture, polish and set stones in unique and personal designs.  No prior metalsmithing or art knowledge is necessary. Students will be required to purchase materials such as metal, findings, solder and stones.  

Tuesdays from May 16 - June 20
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Room 301 
Instructor: Ann Lalik 

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Advanced Jewelry and Metalwork

This class is designed for students who are familiar with the basics of metalsmithing and jewelry making, such as fabricating, casting, finishing and simple stone setting.  Students will develop individual ideas and explore new concepts.  Technical demonstrations will be offered at the students’ request. Students will be required to purchase materials such as metal, findings, solder, and stones. 

Tuesdays from May 16 - June 20
10:00 a.m. - noon | Room 301 
Instructor: Ann Lalik

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